On the boat again…. Just can’t wait to get on the boat again…. What is a Hero?. The assumption is that Odysseus is a hero, but the gods control him. . Can someone be a hero without free will? . What is Beauty?.
Just can’t wait to get on the boat again….
The assumption is that Odysseus is a hero, but the gods control him.
Can someone be a hero without free will?
For Greeks, a sculpted male body is a sign of beauty. This symbol is not universal, however.
Can someone outside the cultural norm for attractiveness be beautiful?
What hero-journey stories can you think of?
Many heroes must go on long quests.
Hubris is extreme pride or arrogance.
Odysseus’ hubris angered the gods.
Why would the gods dislike hubris in man?
Odysseus was known for his ability to come up with creative solutions to seemingly insurmountable difficulties.
What can you infer about Ancient Greek culture from this quality in their most prized hero?
Today Odysseus might be considered a neglectful father.
Why can a hero still have human failures?
Analyze the following paintings of Greek Mythology by different artists.
Turner, Joseph MallordWilliam. Ulysses deriding Polyphemus- Homer's Odyssey, 1829.
John William Waterhouse, Ulysses and the Sirens, 1891, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne